Eccentric Wisdom from My Father on How to Live, Love, and See
By Naomi Wolf
Simon & Schuster, Paperback, 9780743249782, 278pp.
Publication Date: May 3, 2006
Drawn from Leonard's lecture notes, the chapters of The Treehouse remind us to "Be Still and Listen," "Use Your Imagination," and "Do Nothing Without Passion," and that "Your Only Wage Will Be Joy" and "Mistakes Are Part of the Draft." This is a journey of self-discovery in which the creative endeavor is paramount.
The Treehouse is a stirring personal history, a meditation on fathers and daughters, an argument for honoring the creative impulse, and a unique instruction in the art of personal happiness.
"Part memoir, part biography, part self-help...The Treehouse is an admirable book -- a book about growing up and growing wise, about looking back so that one might move forward, about finding one's true place in life, as opposed to one's place in culture or society."
-- Beth Kephart, Chicago Tribune
"Naomi Wolf's portrait of her father is inspiring and heartwarming. But just as inspiring is the way The Treehouse liberates readers to find their own creativity. This book is a hard-earned gift. It is also the most transformative of Naomi Wolf's books."
-- Erica Jong